Recommended Reading

11th September 2016

Protecting Your Community from Mining and other Extractive Industries

A how-to guide for resisting mining and extractivism anywhere and everywhere. Written by Carlos Zorilla, a community organiser and anti-extractive campaigner from Intag, Ecuador, this is a how-to guide for… Read More

4th December 2015

Fighting for our Shared Future: Protecting both Human Rights and Nature’s Rights

When Nature’s rights to be, to evolve and to remain healthy are violated, human rights are violated in the process. To achieve the human rights fought for and cherished by… Read More

3rd October 2015

Building, Defending and Strengthening Agroecology

This fantastic publication and video explore the meaning and politics of agroecology from social movement perspectives. The publication was produced by the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience of Coventry University… Read More

20th September 2015

Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale, by Margaret Wheatley & Deborah Frieze

A huge influence on Gaia’s own Theory of Change,  in this paper Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze explore how the principles of Emergence can be understood in order to take… Read More

10th April 2015

Towards Environmental Justice success in mining resistances: an empirical investigation

1 in 5 mining projects is stopped by well-organised resistance. So what does organising well and winning look like? This report by Begüm Özkaynak, Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos, Cem İskender Aydın from EJOLT assesses… Read More

26th September 2014

The Great Work, by Thomas Berry

One of the most eminent cultural historians of our time, and a huge influence on Gaia’s work on Earth Jurisprudence, here Thomas Berry presents the culmination of his ideas and… Read More

28th May 2014

Hungry For Land – A Report by GRAIN

Small farmers feed the world with less that a quarter of all farmland. It is commonly heard today that small farmers produce most of the world’s food. But how many… Read More

21st January 2014

Scaling up Agroecological Approaches: What, Why & How? Oxfam

Oxfam’s 2014 report Scaling Up Agroecological Approaches set out that a radical shift is urgently needed in agricultural and food systems to allow the world to feed itself sustainably today and… Read More

21st August 2013

Transitions to Post-Extractivism: Directions, Options & Areas of Action by Eduardo Gudynas

How can we move ‘beyond extractivism’? Explore emerging alternatives to development that are challenging the extractive status quo. In this extended article, social ecologist Eduardo Gudynas explores the possibilities for… Read More

21st August 2013

Patricia Howard, Women & Plants: Gender Relations in Biodiversity Management & Conservation

This unique collection of in-depth case studies from Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America demonstrates the importance of women and gender relations in plant genetic resource management and… Read More